A watery month ahead

01 October 2011

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Welcome to another month of the Discovering Places blog.  This October we want to hear from you about water, and the way it affects every part of our environment.  We’ll be looking at all aspects of water and places, starting with a focus on hidden waterways, such as underground rivers, buried canals and areas which were at one time part of a tidal system.  London, where I am based, is full of surprises, such as the routes of the underground rivers and the way in which they have changed the look of the city.

Later in the month we will feature the great British seaside; our love affair with the coast, beaches, cliffs, shells, sand and all that is associated with it is an enduring one no matter the weather, and we want to hear from you about your favourite parts of the seaside and your stories of coastal adventures.  Then we move inland, with rivers and lakes, ponds and streams.  Where do you go with your family in your local area to get your kids splashing in their wellies or dipping their nets in the ponds?  And as the month draws to a close we want to hear about your walks by water – canal towpaths, riverside strolls, cliff top views.

Also this month we will be launching our quest to discover links to all the 205 Olympic Nations, ‘Walk the World’, presented in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, so keep an eye on our website for more news of that.

We love to hear from our friends so please keep sending in your stories and reflections on our environment and the places which you have discovered.

Loyd Grossman, Chair, The Heritage Alliance


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